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Candida tropicalis Thyroiditis Presenting With Thyroid Storm in a Pediatric Patient With Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Niles, Denver MD*; Boguniewicz, Juri MD*; Shakeel, Omar MD; Margolin, Judith MD; Chelius, Daniel MD; Gupta, Meenal MD§; Paul, David MD§; King, Katherine Y. MD, PhD*; McNeil, J. Chase MD*

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: October 2019 - Volume 38 - Issue 10 - p 1051–1053
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002424
Immunology and Host Response

Suppurative thyroiditis is uncommon in the pediatric population and particularly rare to be caused by fungi. We present a case of Candida tropicalis thyroiditis in an adolescent male with acute lymphocytic leukemia that led to disseminated candidiasis, thyroid storm and eventual total thyroidectomy for source control.

From the *Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

§Section of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Accepted for publication July 1, 2019.

K.Y.K. is supported by National Institutes of Health grants HL134880, HL136333 and IA141716. J.C.M. received support from the Texas Children’s Hospital Pilot Research Fund. The other authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: J. Chase McNeil, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1150, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail:

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